Dragonlord Placidusax Elden ring is one of the toughest bosses. And, despite the fact that my entry was rather different, I now see why Aidan chose Dragonlord Placidusax. This optional boss is large and obnoxious, in a way that makes it look easier than it is. So, now that I've defeated it, I'm here to provide some tips to defeat Dragonlord Placidusax.
First and foremost, you must locate this object. You must find (or return to) the Crumbling Farum Azula in the Elden Ring. To begin, simply progress through the level until you reach the Grace Site beside the Great Bridge. It's the one right before Maliketh's fight. There's an elevator right there; take it down and immediately turn right into a (poorly) guarded hallway.
You must run past the Gnolls to an outside location, straight out of the church and toward the cliff edge with the trees. There's a space you can drop down to and just one way forward from there. You can lay down on a separate space than the others after you reach a floating coliseum wall chunk. This will bring you straight to the boss's office.
It's worth noting that if you want to summon some help, you must do it before laying down. Keep an eye out for jerks who will drop their symbol right on top of the prompt place, triggering the encounter by accident.
In fact, Dragonlord Placidusax is a huge and powerful dragon. Even as a tank, you'll be one-shotted by this boss. The good news is that this gigantic beast takes its time telegraphing every action it makes. Although some of the dodge timing is really rigorous, you have plenty of time to react and punish.
Melee attacks, particularly those with thrust affinity, deal the most damage. Placidusax, on the other hand, is extremely resistant to all status effects and elements. You can still inflict rot, bleed, and other effects. However, the endeavor is in vain.
Staying as far behind the boss as possible is worth the effort. When the lighting AoEs begin to fall, you'll need to keep moving, but sticking to the back will leave you with less to worry about. Its fire breathing, which covers a complete half circle on whichever side you're on, is something you should be wary of. You can outrun it, but you only have a split second to get going.
You will have to watch out for a particularly annoying laser assault, both of the monster' heads will fire fiery laser beams that move and cross, making evading difficult. If you can reach far enough to either side, you'll just have to dodge one head's rays. Otherwise, simply keep an eye on the beams so you can dodge just before they hit you, as they will recede and catch you if you react too quickly.
Finally, Dragonlord Placidusax Elden Ring will leap into the air and crash a spear into the ground, having a small AoE range. However, because the spear has such a large AoE, the best approach is to simply flee. You have a lot of time, and even if you don't see the spear, you'll hear a distinct auditory cue informing you when to leave.
To be quite honest, this struggle can be really taxing without assistance. The Dragonlord's movements are all massive and hefty, leaving little room for error for most players. This is compounded by the fact that there is no Site of Grace nearby, requiring you to take the elevator down and rush past the Gnolls at every opportunity. Given all of this, having a second or third body in the room to share aggression is a great stress reducer.
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